Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) (2013)




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A young couple lead a modest provincial existence with their small daughter. The husband is a policeman, a common middle- class civil servant. The wife stays at home and cares for their little girl, an alert and curious child, always looking up inquisitively at her mother. This beautiful, seemingly ordinary family live a frugal life of simple joys. It is also a life of increasing violence measured by the dark bruises of the police officer's wife...
Art House & International , Drama
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as Christine Perkinger
Chiara Kleemann
as Clara Perkinger
David Zimmerschied
as Uwe Perkinger
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Critic Reviews for Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Philip Gröning builds his would-be magnum opus of domestic unease in fragments. A three-hour running-time, however, means an awful lot of fragments.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

There's next to no insight into either character as the film remains strictly in observational mode throughout, while the distancing effect of the recurring chapter headings makes it impossible for the film to obtain any kind of dramatic flow

Full Review… | September 14, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The Police Officer's Wife is a vital piece of cinema; courageous and gut-wrenching in spite of its errors.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014

Groening shows us the house; he never lets us inside.

Full Review… | August 24, 2014
Observer (UK)

This is a chilling study of domestic abuse.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Independent (UK)

Maybe creating a study in suffering is the point.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014

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